Songs from Movies

The Rookie (2002)

Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.

The movie The Rookie, released in 2002, features 18 songs from artists like Nat King Cole, House of Pain, Jefferson Airplane and Sam the Sham. What is your favorite song from The Rookie?

 

Songs from The Rookie

The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole
Happy Birthday to You
Shining
Jump Around
House of Pain
RUN ON
Embryonic Journey
Jefferson Airplane
Wooly Bully
Sam the Sham
Some Dreams
In My Time Of Need
Tumbling Down
Allison Moorer
Truly Cooley
The Radio Ranch Straight Shooters
Baby I Ain't Gotta Do That No More
Paul Burch & The WPA BallClub
Stuff That Works
Guy Clark
Slow Turning
Blue Moon Nights
Nothing I Can Do About It Now
Willie Nelson
Holding Pattern
There Is A Light

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